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The Southern Interscholastic Press Association is a not-for-profit organization of middle and high school journalism programs. We educate students and advisers on journalism standards, support publications and programs and promote journalistic values and freedoms in classrooms throughout the Southeast.

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Friday convention keynote speaker announced

Sean Rayford will be Friday night’s keynote speaker at the 2017 SIPA convention. Rayford has had his work featured in the New York Times, The State Newspaper and freelances for wire services like Getty Images and the Associated Press. Over the past two years, he has covered the Emanuel Nine shooting, the 2015 historic flooding, Hurricane Matthew, the election and the riots in Charlotte, North Carolina. Most recently he was named one of TIME’s 51 Instagram users from 2016 to follow. Find out more about Sean online and find his photography on his website.

SIPA membership renewal

Renew your SIPA membership for this school year. Even if you have a lifetime membership, you need to update your school and evaluative information.

Social media

Follow SIPA on social media. We're on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest, and we want you to follow us. Find us by searching for SIPAatUSC!

SIPA 2016-2017 Calendar

Make sure to download (pdf) the SIPA and SCSPA calendar for the new school year.

SIPA Alumni: Lauren Harper

SIPA Alumni: Lauren Harper

SIPA helped teach Lauren Harper the ins and outs of journalism. Now she put that knowledge to use in the Office of the Mayor.

Mary Inglis named 2017 Endowment speaker

Mary Inglis named 2017 Endowment speaker

Mary Inglis, Wellington High School yearbook adviser, has been a driving force behind the SIPA Endowment since it's inception 22 years ago.

SIPA Alumni: Amanda Loveday

SIPA Alumni: Amanda Loveday

Amanda Loveday's career has taken a few twists and turns, from journalism to politics to public relations. The one thing that's never changed? A love for storytelling.

SIPA members win big at JEA/NSPA 2016 fall convention

SIPA members win big at JEA/NSPA 2016 fall convention

SIPA members won some big awards from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association at the 2016 Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis Nov. 10-13.

SIPA Alumni: Justin Fabiano

SIPA Alumni: Justin Fabiano

Justin Fabiano's journalism career started with SIPA, then took him to the University of South Carolina, ESPN and the SEC Network before landing him back home at Stratford High School.

SIPA Alumni: Liz McCarthy

SIPA Alumni: Liz McCarthy

SCSPA and SIPA helped Liz McCarthy hone her skills in writing, photography, video and social media. At USC, she found a job that lets her do it all.

SIPA Alumni: Rebecca Piner

SIPA Alumni: Rebecca Piner

Rebecca Piner's experiences as SIPA auction coordinator gave her the confidence to pursue a public relations degree. Now she uses those experiences every day as a marketing assistant for USC Athletics.

SIPA Alumni: Jarad Greene

SIPA Alumni: Jarad Greene

Jarad Greene, a former SIPA student assistant, is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in cartooning. SIPA gave him the encouragement and validation to stick with his craft through college and beyond.

SIPA Alumni: Anna Hodgson

SIPA Alumni: Anna Hodgson

Anna Hodgson, a 2012 University of South Carolina visual communications graduate, is fascinated by data visualization, where investigative journalism meets creative design.

SIPA Alumni: Kevin Mobley

SIPA Alumni: Kevin Mobley

Kevin Mobley is a 2016 graduate of Clark Central High School, where he was editor-in-chief of ODYSSEY newsmagazine. He looks back on SIPA conventions as milestones in his journalistic growth.

Student Officer: Sophie Winnick

Student Officer: Sophie Winnick

Sophie Winnick, Wando High School senior, is co-editor-in-chief of the Legend yearbook. She likes how SIPA brings out the competitive side of scholastic journalists.

Student Officer: Sam Aaron

Student Officer: Sam Aaron

Sam Aaron, Dutch Fork High School senior, is co-producer of The Silver Screen Report broadcast and co-editor of The Renaissance newsmagazine.

Student Officer: Allison Killinger

Student Officer: Allison Killinger

Allison Killinger, Richland Northeast High School senior, is the co-editor-in-chief of The Archive yearbook. Through SIPA, she's learned valuable skills in advertising, photography and spread design.

Student Officer: Sara Goodie

Student Officer: Sara Goodie

Sara Goodie, Clarke Central High School senior, is the editor-in-chief of the iliad literary arts magazine. She credits SIPA for instilling confidence, drive and her dedication to journalism.

Ola HS newspaper receives technology grant

Ola HS newspaper receives technology grant

The SIPA Endowment awarded its third annual technology grant to the Hoof Print at Ola High School in McDonough, Georgia.


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